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The Swordtail
Multicolored Shoal
Black Molly
Golden Gourami
Pearl Gourami
The Fighting Fish
Glass Fish
The Mysterious Fish
The Traveling Fish
The Neon Tetra
The Cardinal Tetra
The Cat Fish
The Diamond Fish
The Emperor Tetra
The Lemon Tetra
The Pretty Tetra

A Live Torpedo
The Congo Tetra
The Harlequin Fish
The Queensland Rainbow
The Dwarf Gurami
The Black Ruby
The Sumatran Tiger Barb
The Angel Fish
The Discus Fish
The Black Line Red Tail Pencil
The Cleverest Fish
The Rudder Fish
The Jewel Fish
The Egg Protector


The Swordtail

The Swordtail has a long growth like a sword on his tail, which is how he got his name he lives in small ponds in South America. If the pond dries out in summer, he gets to another one across the dry land. He coils up a like a spring, uses his sword as a lever and does a little jump. He moves along like this in leaps until he comes to more water. When he is swimming he uses his sword like a rudder, to steer. In the picture it has only one sword but they sometimes have two, three, or even five!!!